US Patent Application No: 2007/0194,728

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Methods and systems for controlling operation of electronically commutated motors

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A method for resolving addressing conflicts between multiple electronically commutated motors communicatively coupled to a system controller is described. The method includes sending a command, from the system controller, to an address and determining, based on responses or lack of a response received at the system controller, a status of the address. The method further includes repeating the sending and determining steps to determine which addresses are not used and which addresses indicate existence of an addressing conflict and sending messages from the system controller to reassign the addresses of at least one of the plurality of motors to an unused address if the status indicates one or more of the addresses have a conflict.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.BELOIT, WI290

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beifus, Brian L Ft. Wayne, IN 49 722

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
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HX LifeSpace, Inc. (1)
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REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC. (2)
* 6,369,536 Methods and apparatus for selecting an electronically commutated motor speed 29 2000
* 6,895,176 Method and apparatus for controlling electronically commutated motor operating characteristics 17 2002
 
HUSSMANN CORPORATION (1)
* 2006/0117,773 Refrigeration system and method of operating the same 47 2006
 
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. (1)
* 7,296,426 Interactive control system for an HVAC system 77 2005
 
LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC. (1)
* 2004/0250,964 Motorized shade control system 1 2003
 
REGAL-BELOIT ELECTRIC MOTORS, INC. (2)
* 5,006,744 Integrated electronically commutated motor and control circuit assembly 79 1988
* 6,456,023 Method and apparatus to control a variable speed motor 18 2001
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
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Padauk Technology Co. (1)
* 2009/0128,080 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPLE SERVO MOTORS 2 2007
 
TAIT TOWERS MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
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